An experiment in portraiture with my friend Cheryl: we sat in silence for 30 minutes, during which time I photographed her without direction.  Note we originally planned for an hour (and that I wasn’t supposed to move the camera at all), but could only stand the silence for :30.  I got the idea from a great book called, “Train Your Gaze” which said that Avedon often photographed his subjects in silence.  He was a great photographer, and was also clearly less of a nervous energy-fueled, chatterbox than I.

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